Granogue Cross

Event: Granogue Cross, Wilmington, DE Date: Sunday September 6, 2015 Results: Stephen Saxton – 33rd, Men’s 2/3/4 Emma Freymann – 1st, Amateur Women 15-18 It wasn’t without some grumbling and consternation that I registered for Granogue about a week ago. This year the race was early – even before Nittany! Yes, I’m one of those…

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MASS Series Finale at the Fair Hill Classic

Event: Granogue Cross Date: Saturday August 29, 2015 Results: Ryan Dudek – 16th, Endurance Men’s Open Chris Mattingly – 30th, Endurance Men’s Open Emma Freymann – 1st Category 2 Women U-19 Andrew Schmidt – 2nd* Category 2 Men 19-29 There is something about my parents coming to a bike race that basically guarantees a mechanical. I…

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Neshaminy Classic XC Mountain Bike Race

Event: Guy’s Neshaminy Classic Mountain Bike RaceDate: Saturday July 25, 2015Results:Chris Mattingly – 1st, Category 3 Men aged 30-39 [Strava link]Emma Freymann – 6th overall, Category 2 Women; 1st U-19Stephen Saxton – DNF, Pro/Cat 1 Men OpenWith the mid-summer sun beating down on the Neshaminy High School grounds about 20 minutes prior to start time, I was…

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Michaux Maximus

This past weekend’s race in the Michaux State Forest, northwest of Gettysburg, was a reminder of why I love mountain bike riding/racing so much. The Michaux mountain bike series not only tests you physically, but pushes you to your mental boundaries before, during, and after the event. I feel that over the past 8 years the…

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A First-timers Guide to the Lupine IIGO Relay

 Event: Lupine’s International Intergalactic Global Open MTB Team Relay of the Multiverse Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015Results: (before handicapping/after handicapping): Steve & Ian: 11th out of 119 total / 15th Derek & DH Andrew: 44th out of 119 total/ 42nd Ryan & Lauren: 80th out of 119 total / 80th Blake: 85th out of 119…

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March Mayhem!!

Event:  March Mayhem, Medford, NJDate:  March 28th, 2015Results:Emma Freymann – 1st, Female Cat 2 – 16 and under (4th, Cat 2 Female overall)Stephen Saxton – 2nd, Male Cat 1 – Age 19-39 (6th, Cat 1 Men overall)Low key season opener. First time race venue. New Jersey Pine Barrens.Saturday morning was brisk. Not quite warm enough for short sleeves…

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Put ya hands in the air… make ’em stay there (Kutztown Cross)

Saturday Event: Kutztown CX Day 1 (MAC)Date: November 15th, 2014Results: Chris Mattingly: 3rd Cat 4/5 MenIan Farrell: 4th Cat 4/5 MenCat 4/5 MenI had an awesome time and partied a little hardy on Friday night at our team Thanksgiving celebration so I knew that 5:30 AM was going to come quickly, and I was hoping that it wouldn’t hurt too badly….

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How I “Won” at Sly Fox Cyclocross

Event:  Sly Fox CX, Pottstown, PA (PACX)Date:  November 9th, 2014Results:Shaina Kravitz – 11th, Cat 1/2/3 WomenEmily Smith – DNF, Cat 1/2/3 Women Eric Greenburg – DNF, Cat 1/2/3 Men Lauren Chesnutt – 14th, Cat 3/4 WomenStephen Saxton – 13th, Cat 3/4 MenBlake Rubin – 20th, Cat 3/4 MenChris Mattingly – 3rd, Cat 4/5 MenIan Farrell – 17th, Cat 4/5 MenThom Berg –…

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Stoudt’s Cross… Life as a Killa Bee

Event:  Stoudt’s Cross, Adamstown, PA (PACX)Date:  November 2nd, 2014Results:Shaina Kravitz – 5th, Cat 1/2/3 WomenJen Franko – 11th, Cat 1/2/3 WomenThom Berg – 40th, Cat 4/5 MenBlake Rubin – 17th, Cat 3/4 MenStephen Saxton – 21st, Cat 3/4 MenIan Farrell – 23rd, Cat 3/4 MenThe cross race at Stoudt’s Brewery will always hold a special…

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(Re)visiting Caffeinated Cross…

Results:Masters Men 40-49Eric Morgan: 8/21Cat 4 MenChris Mattingly: 7/26Ian Farrell: 9/26Singlespeed:Thom Berg: 4/6I woke up knowing that it was supposed to be a rainy morning, but also knowing that my race wasn’t until noon (Thom….). I was a little concerned about having year old Vittoria XGs with about 1000 miles on them mounted up, but…

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